A New Oxford, Pennsylvania, man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currency and narcotics in an amount sufficient for distribution.
Scott James Uslin, 30, was charged with one count each of knowing possession of forged currency, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of counterfeit currency with an intent to defraud. Bail was set at $10,000, which Uslin paid and was released, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, an officer of the Sykesville Police Department approached Uslin in Freedom Park, where he was counting a large pile of what appeared to be $20 bills at a picnic table.
Also on the table were materials that Uslin appeared to be using to artificially age the allegedly fake currency. Uslin told the officer that he knew the bills were fake currency and had purchased them online to use in a joke for his sister’s birthday, according to the statement.
He said that an envelope on the table had been used to contain the bills. The officer opened the envelope to search for more currency and found a baggie containing 50 to 75 pills labeled as Xanax, according to the statement.
Because of the packaging and quantity of the pills, the officer suspected that Uslin intended to sell them for profit, according to the statement.
The pills will be sent for lab analysis to determine their content, according to the statement.
Uslin had not returned a call for comment as of 7 p.m. Monday. No court scheduling information was available via electronic records as of 7 p.m. Monday.